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tr.v. nar·co·tized, nar·co·tiz·ing, nar·co·tiz·es
1. To place under the influence of a narcotic.
2. To put to sleep; lull.
3. To dull; deaden.

nar′co·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.narcotizing - inducing stupor or narcosis; "narcotic drugs"
depressant - capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent
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Without them, I could see impressionistic strokes, which gave a narcotizing glow to things, as if they were a style and not a fact.
This was especially the case of trash television content, which has a soporific effect similar to drugs--the narcotizing dysfunction (Lazarsfeld & Merton, 2000 [1957])--and encourages apathy and conformism.
This is not to deny classroom challenges due to the "narcotizing dysfunction" (Lazarsfeld & Merton, 1948, p.
the endlessly daunting business of defining a self--naming one's needs, speaking up for oneself, tolerating pain and frustration and disappointment--simply ground to a halt in the narcotizing stupor of a binge, all anxiety focused on the procuring of food, then eased, briefly but powerfully, in its consumption.
315/2003 article 5(7) which states "fishing by using illegal fishing materials, such as poisons, and fish narcotizing plant is forbidden except for the purpose of research" [28].
In Latin America, which for decades has been the theatre of activities of the biggest global cartels dealing in illegal drugs, the production and smuggling of narcotizing substances is going on unabated despite certain effective actions by the governments of the regional countries to curb the menace.
As Eco (1986: 80) puts it "A natural language is a flexible system of signification conceived for producing texts, and texts are devices for blowing up or narcotizing pieces of encyclopedic information." Literary allusions, quotations (once more, to the breech), proverbs, and what Nigel Rees calls "Format phrases" (Rees 1990), idiomatic patterns where a single slot only is likely to allow for variation, often after a film title as the year of V-ing dangerously.
It will also involve, as Americans, giving up a sort of narcotizing naivete about our political and economic systems, how they work, and the outcomes they generate.